Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families
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Looking Beyond the Numbers: Experts Can Comment on What Poverty Data Mean for U.S. Families

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released data on income, poverty and health insurance for 2013.  The data show that poverty continues to impact families and communities throughout the country. Despite the recession coming to an end officially in 2009, many Americans are still unable to make ends meet. Child hunger and poverty expert Mariana Chilton, … Continue reading

“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data
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“Unconscionable to Fail Our Children This Way”: Drexel’s Child Hunger Expert Available to Comment on USDA 2013 Household Food Security Data

Today the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service released its annual report on food security in the United States. In 2013, more than 49 million people in the U.S., including more than 16 million children, were living in food insecure households, meaning that they did not have access to enough food for … Continue reading

Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?
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Is Watching Video Games a New National Pastime?

While it might not have the same nostalgia as a trip to the ballpark, gathering around to watch someone play a video game has been happening since the age of arcades in the 1970s. This week, a company called Twitch, that lets audiences around the world watch people play video games, sold to Amazon for … Continue reading

Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown
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Drexel U. Experts Available to Comment on Protests in Missouri Following Death of Michael Brown

For more than a week, protestors have taken to the streets in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis, following the fatal shooting of unarmed black teen Michael Brown by a white police officer. While the majority of the demonstrations have been peaceful, some have erupted into violence. The Missouri National Guard was called in, … Continue reading

Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?
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Is ‘Kim Kardashian: Hollywood’ The Modern-Day ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ ?

In just over three weeks a mobile role-playing game featuring Kim Kardashian as your life coach has made more than $85 million and is projected to eclipse $200 million in sales by year’s end. While hitching a game to a rising star is a tried-and-tested business plan, the rapid success of this app likely has … Continue reading

Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study
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Sexting Among Minors: A Q+A About New Study

A recent study by researchers at Drexel University revealed that sexting among minors is more common than previously thought, and that most minors are unaware of the potential harsh legal consequences. The study, entitled “Youth Sexting: Prevalence Rates, Driving Motivations, and the Deterrent Effect of Legal Consequences,” was published online in June 2014 by the … Continue reading

Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs
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Drexel Researchers Call for an Innovation and Investment Approach to Autism Population Needs

A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Pediatrics put a price tag on the services for individuals with autism across their lifespan: from $1.4 million for those without intellectual disability to $2.4 million for those with both autism and intellectual disability. Those numbers are staggeringly large. But Drexel researchers Paul Shattuck, PhD … Continue reading